Sherlock Holmes, THE SECRET OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Wyndham Theatre, London. 1988.
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(On playing Sherlock Holmes) "Well, I don't mind, now, I mean . . . Uh, there was a time when people would say, 'How do you enjoy playing Holmes?' and I would say, 'I wouldn't cross the street to meet him'. I then discovered that, of course, I meant that he wouldn't cross the street to meet me. Then when I was doing the play, which taught me a very great deal because I was in touch with people, '...
He performed with Tom Baker
as a member of the National Theatre in the early 1970s. Both actors would go on to play Sherlock Holmes on British television in the 1980s. Baker would play the part in The Hound of the Baskervilles
(1982) for the BBC and Brett played the character on rival channel ITV from 1984 onwards.
His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice